Curried Sweet Potato Apple Soup

Curried Sweet Potato Apple Soup

I am really loving our new kitchen. It is a dream. I have plenty of space to spread out while cooking and, if we have friends over, I can continue to socialize while focusing on the food. Recently, I tried a Curried Sweet Potato Apple Soup recipe that I found on the Food Network website. The recipe is fairly simple and takes less than an hour total cook and prep time. And, it’s really good! I will admit that it was odd eating this…

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Summer 2016 Updates

Summer 2016 Updates

The summer has officially gotten away from me! We have been so incredibly busy that I haven’t found a moment to think about the blog or work on crafts! Much of what we’ve done this summer will be mentioned in future posts – specifically the awesome patio my husband completed last week, our California wedding trip, and our Oregon white water rafting trip. Today, I want to share some of the other things I’ve done this summer. Insanity Insanity is a high-intensity…

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Spicy Guacamole Recipe

Spicy Guacamole Recipe

I made many snacks for our housewarming party. I like to think that all of them were very delicious, but I got feedback on my guacamole, that it was “addictive”! Today, I’m going to share my recipe with you. 🙂 Spicy Guacamole Recipe: 5 small avocados ½ sweet onion, chopped 1 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped Juice of 2 limes (fresh limes, not the juice in a bottle) Salt to taste I mix it all up…

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Housewarming Party!

Housewarming Party!

We held our housewarming party earlier this month. It was a two-part party: open house in the afternoon and then board game night all evening long. Literally all evening, since the last game ended at 1 AM. I spent all week doing the final organization of the house, hanging the last picture frames on the walls, and so on. (Note the lightsabers on the wall in the photo above!) On Friday night and Saturday morning, I did a full house cleaning…

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Thoughts About Our Kitchen

Thoughts About Our Kitchen

I’m in love with our new kitchen. It is seriously so, so incredible. You’ll probably find me spending hours in this area! We love to entertain. And, for me, the heart of entertaining is in the kitchen with the food. Our new kitchen is wide open to the living and dining areas, which makes me so happy! I don’t want to be shut in the kitchen while all the guests are elsewhere. This way I can still talk with people while…

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New House and New Blog Name!

New House and New Blog Name!

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything. We’ve been extremely busy and it’s all because…We just bought a house! I am so excited to turn this beautiful house into our home.  What’s the House Like? I’m glad you asked about the house! It’s almost our dream-home. We were living in a little townhouse and we’ve definitely been happy there, but I can say that it was very cozy. After getting married and moving in, we suddenly had too much stuff and…

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Day 4 in Iceland: Horseback Riding

Day 4 in Iceland: Horseback Riding

On our last day in Iceland, we had about a half day to spend exploring before leaving for the airport. We booked a morning horseback riding excursion that would get us back to our rental at around 2 pm so that we could make our 5 pm flight back home. Before leaving for the excursion, they brought us inside the farmhouse to sign waivers and put on waterproof gear. While waiting to sign my waiver, I saw this sign and laughed…

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